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Match No. 786 vs. Netherlands Match No. 788 vs. Paraguay Match Results


England National Football Team Match No. 787

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]

Match Summary and Report


Match Summary

Status: International friendly match.
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds, capacity 40,296.
Attendance: 36,635.
Goals: England - Robbie Fowler, 62nd min.
Italy - Vincenzo Montella, 67th min.
Italy - Vincenzo Montella, 92nd+ min. penalty.
Cautions: Italy - Alessandro Nesta, 24th min., for a foul on Heskey
England - Emile Heskey, 41st min, for a disagreement
England - David James, 91st+ min., unsporting behaviour.
David James fells the on-rushing Massimo Maccarone in the area, leading to the penalty.
Expulsions: None.
Referee - Herbert Fandel, 37 (09-May-1964), Germany, FIFA-listed 1998.
Assistant referee - Harry Ehing, 37 (24-Jun-1964), & Jan-Handrik Salver, 33 (01-Mar-1969), Germany.
Fourth official - Christopher Foy, England
Conditions: Kickoff at 8:00 p.m. GMT.
Miscellany: A minute's silence was observed before kickoff in memory of Kenneth Wolstenholme, the BBC commentator for England's World Cup 1966 victory against West Germany who died the day before the match.  And also for ex-England manager, Sir Walter Winterbottom.




Goal Attempts - -
Attempts on Target - -
Hit Bar/Post - -
Corner Kicks Won - -
Offside Calls Against - -
Fouls Conceded - -
Time of Possession - -


England Team


11th in FIFA ranking of 20 March 2002; 7th in Elo world ranking before this match and 7th after this match.

Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks.  The 2002 "away" uniform.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 54, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
12th match,
W 7 - D 3 - L 2 - F 26 - A 11.
Captain: David Beckham, 13th captaincy.  When Beckham was taken off at half-time, Robbie Fowler took the captain's armband.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Martyn, A. Nigel, sub off 46th min. 11-Aug-1966 35 G

Leeds United AFC

21 0 1992-2002
2-Mills, Daniel J., sub off 46th min. 18-May-1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 4 0 2001-2004
3-Bridge, Wayne M., sub off 85th min. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 2 0 2001-active
4-Butt, Nicholas, sub off 46th min. 21-Jan-1975 27 M

Manchester United FC

17 0 1997-active
5-Southgate, Gareth, sub off 46th min. 03-Sep-1970 31 D

Middlesbrough FC

46 1 1995-active
6-Campbell, Sulzeer J., sub off 46th min. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 44 0 1996-active
7-Beckham, David R.J., sub off 46th min. 02-May-1975 26 M

Manchester United FC

49 6 1996-active
8-Lampard, Frank J., sub off 46th min. 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 6 0 1999-active
9-Heskey, Emile W.I., sub off 46th min. 11-Jan-1978 24 F

Liverpool FC

22 3 1999-active
10-Owen, Michael J., sub off 46th min. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 33 14 1998-active
11-Sinclair, Trevor L., sub off 70th min. 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 2 0 2001-2003

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
13-James, David B., sub on 46th min. for Martyn 01-Aug-1970 31 G West Ham United FC 7 0 1997-active
14-Neville, Philip, sub on 46th min. for Mills 21-Jan-1977 25 D Manchester United FC 36 0 1996-active
16-King, Ledley B., sub on 46th min. for Campbell 12-Oct-1980 21 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0 2002-active
15-Ehiogu, Ugochuku, sub on 46th min. for Southgate 03-Nov-1972 29 D

Middlesbrough FC

4 1 1996-active
23-Murphy, Daniel B., sub on 46th min. for Beckham 18-Mar-1977 25 M Liverpool FC 2 0 2001-2003
19-Cole, Joseph J., sub on 46th min. for Lampard 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 3 0 2001-active
18-Hargreaves, Owen L., sub on 46th min. for Butt 20-Jan-1981 21 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 3 0 2001-active
21-Vassell, Darius, sub on 46th min. for Heskey 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 2 1 2001-2004
20- Fowler, Robert B., sub on 46th min. for Owen 09-Apr-1975 26 F

Leeds United AFC

23 6 1996-active
17-Sheringham, Edward P., sub on 70th min. for Sinclair 02-Apr-1966 35 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 44 11 1993-2002
12-Neville, Gary A., sub on 85th min. for Bridge 18-Feb-1975 27 D Manchester United FC 51 0 1995-active


Martyn (James) -
Mills (P Neville), Southgate (Ehiogu), Campbell (King), Bridge (G Neville) -
Beckham (Murphy), Lampard (Hargreaves), Butt (Cole), Sinclair (Sheringham) -
Owen (Fowler), Heskey (Vassell).

Not Used:
22-Richard Wright.

Italy Team


4th in FIFA ranking of 20 March 2002; 2nd in Elo world ranking before this match and 2nd after this match.

Colours: Blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks; made by Kappa.
Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni, 63, appointed 7 July 2000, 
15th match,
W 11 - D 3 - L 1 - F 24 - A 7.
Captain: Fabio Cannavaro.

Italy Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Buffon, Gianluigi 28-Jan-1978 24 G

Juventus FC

24 0 1997-active
2-Panucci, Christian, sub off 75th min. 12-Apr-1973 28 M AS Roma 22 1 1994-2004
3-Materazzi, Marco, sub off 56th min. 19-Aug-1973 28 D Internazionale Milano FC 6 0 2001-active
4-Zanetti, Cristiano, sub off 56th min. 14-Apr-1977 24 M

Internazionale Milano FC

3 0 2001-2004
5-Nesta, Alessandro 19-Mar-1976 26 D SS Lazio 41 0 1996-2004
6-Cannavaro, Fabio 13-Sep-1973 28 D Parma AC 56 0 1997-active
7-Zambrotta, Gianluca 19-Feb-1977 25 M

Juventus FC

21 0 1995-2004
8-Di Biagio, Luigi, sub off 56th min. 06-Mar-1971 31 M Internazionale Milano FC 24 2 1998-2002
9-Delvecchio, Marco, sub off 75th min. 07-Apr-1973 28 F

AS Roma

15 3 1998-2004
10-Totti, Francesco, sub off 46th min. 29-Sep-1976 25 M AS Roma 29 5 1998-active
11-Doni, Cristiano, sub off 75th min. 01-Apr-1973 28 M Atalanta BC 3 1 -active

Italy Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
20- Montella, Vincenzo, sub on 46th min. for Totti 16-Jun-1974 27 F

AS Roma

12 3 -active
14-Iuliano, Mark, sub on 56th min. for Materazzi 08-Dec-1973 28 D Juventus FC 15 0 1998-2002
18-Albertini, Demetrio, sub on 56th min. for Zanetti 23-Aug-1971 30 M Milan AC 79 2 1991-2002
19-Gattuso, Gennaro I., sub on 56th min. for Di Biagio 09-Jan-1978 24 M

Milan AC

11 1 2000-active
16-Coco, Francesco, sub on 75th min. for Panucci 08-Jan-1977 25 M FC Barcelona, Spain 12 0 2000-2002
17-Tommasi, Damiano, sub on 75th min. for Doni 17-May-1974 27 M AS Roma 12 1 1998-2003
23-Maccarone, Massimo, sub on 75th min. for Delvicchio 06-Sep-1979 22 F Empoli FC 1 0 2002-active
15-Adani, Daniele, sub on 81st min. for Nesta 10-Jul-1974 27 D AC Fiorentina 2 0 -active


Buffon -
Cannavaro, Nesta (Adani), Materazzi (Iuliano), Panucci (Coco) -
Zambrotta, Di Biagio (Gattuso), Zanetti (Albertini), Doni (Tommasi) -
Totti (Montella) -
Delvecchio (Maccarone).

Not Used:
12-Francesco Toldo, 13-Gianluca Pessotto, 21-Angelo Di Livio.

Match Report




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